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When you are tired of being cold and you miss the sunshine, even as it sparkles from your Valentine’s eyes, it is time to make your way south for the most romantic day of the year. Wondering how far south? We at Stay In Cocoa Beach think heading straight to our town and our beautiful and romantic love nests should be just far enough and this guide will help you fill the seconds, minutes, and hours of Valentine’s Day in Cocoa Beach with love, fun, and excitement!

Sleep in a Little Later

Real life is exhausting, and traveling many miles doesn’t make you any less tired, although it may not seem romantic at first, we can promise the benefits of a “lie-in” are wonderful on every level. Even if you are awake, snuggling under the softest linens, talking about the plans for the day ahead, and just delaying the ultimate moment of having to place your feet on the floor next to the bed, these early moments will be the ones you return to in your mind on the crazy days that lie ahead in real life.

Breakfast Can Be Romantic

While most people concentrate on dinner as the romantic meal of the day (and we will have some suggestions for that, later down the page) we see breakfast as offering another opportunity for a meal filled with love and emotion. Maybe this will be the day you start a new tradition of serving your Valentine a breakfast in bed, being sure not to forget the mimosas, or maybe a Valentine’s Day brunch is what makes both your hearts beat a little quicker. If the former is your favorite idea, our fully equipped kitchens will help the meal-making process go smoothly even if you do nothing more than serve donuts and mimosas. For a love-filled Valentine’s brunch, Whisk & Grind, located at 410 N Atlantic Avenue, offers a hearty menu of your breakfast favorites, all designed to fuel up your bodies in the most delicious of ways.

The Sea Is Calling

As the sun shines down on your adventures for Valentine’s Day in Cocoa Beach and warm temperatures invite you to keep the heavy coat you traveled in hanging in your closet, not be used until your return to reality, the waters that make Cocoa Beach such a beloved vacation destination may be calling and our first sea-themed adventure will take place a board a couple of colorful kayaks. Rent your own from Cocoa Kayaking, 5000 Tom Warriner Boulevard, following the maps or instructions provided by helpful staff or let the knowledgeable guides at Fin Expeditions lead you to the best spots on the water. Located at 599 Ramp Road, their sunset tours will give you yet another romantic adventure.

The Couple Who Massages Together

One of our favorite couple’s activities is a massage and Cocoa Beach Spa, (321) 613-2943 is known for having the best hands in the business. Serving Cocoa Beach for over 15 years, their couple’s massages are completed with soft music, aromatherapy, and steamed towels in a room built for two. The beds will be side by side and as you lose yourself in the moment, a quick glance, a quiet comment, and the sighs that can be heard from both of you will serve as reminders that you are not alone.

Dinner, Sunset Views, and Your Sweetheart

Now is the time to discuss the most beautiful way to end a day of love and romance, and of course, we are talking about the Valentine’s Day meal. There are, in our minds, three requirements for a perfect holiday meal: The food should be local seafood, the meal should include views of the sun setting over the sea, and your Valentine should be sitting in the chair across from you. We all remember the days when we would share a booth with our loves, but the reality is you want to look in their eyes with every bite, and you just can’t do that when sitting side by side. Our favorite romantic restaurant brings us back to Cocoa Beach Pier, Pier 62 Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar, which offers a patio that looks over the sea, (see requirement number 1) fresh seafood harvested from the waters around the pier (requirement two can be checked off) and of course, your Valentine staring across the table at you with stars in her eyes.

Romance Begins for Valentine’s Day in Cocoa Beach

Now, except for the couple’s massage and the kayak tours, all the above activities can be enjoyed by just the two of you in the love nest you chose to make your own. Fully equipped kitchens invite lovebirds to create meals together, comfy couches placed in front of state-of-the-art televisions encourage watching Hallmark movies together, and patios and balconies staring out on the most beautiful of views offer the best sightings of the Florida sunset. Reserve your favorite escape today!

As we pack away another year with the Christmas decorations and toss out the negativity with the last of the empty champagne bottles, many people in the world are starting to feel a little blue. Fortunately, many of our Stay in Cocoa Beach favorite people have included the resolution of traveling more, and what could be a better way to liven up 2024 than with a winter getaway to the tropical paradise of Cocoa Beach? This guide to kicking off the new year with a fabulous Florida vacation in Cocoa Beach will help bring the color back into your life!

Game on! Run for Responders 5K, January 6, Historic Cocoa Village

Now, for the most part, we are going to encourage our guests to take this time to relax and savor some really important downtime before diving back into their busy schedules that accompany real life, with this one exception. The Game On! Run for Responders 5K benefits Survive First, a charity that supports first responders during their most stressful times. After all the calories consumed through the holidays and all the extra food you will be dining on during your stay in Cocoa Beach, you will also be crossing another resolution off your list, the one about working out more, while you participate in this worthy event. Costing $35 for adults and $25 for children, costs will go up after January 4th, so register online today.

Take a Nap

After the run, you and your family will be more than ready to come back to your seasonal sanctuary to rest, relax, and recuperate from the steps you put in, and if a nap seems like a good idea at the time, we encourage you to go for it. Whether you lie back on super soft sofas with the television providing a little background noise to help make the transition easier or you go all out, slipping out of your street clothes and sliding between the silky soft linens that top our premium beds, this week of fun deserves to be filled with a plethora of naps. When was the last time you had the luxury of sawing z’s for a few hours in the middle of the work week? During your escape to Florida you will have all the luxury in the world, napping whenever you want!

Explore the Wild Side of Florida

The Brevard Zoo, located at 8225 N Wickham Road in Melbourne, offers a chance to slow down the pace a bit as you introduce your kiddos to the joys of a day at the zoo. Home to over 900 animals that represent nearly 200 different species from all over the world, they offer a variety of events, animal encounters, and the opportunity to explore the importance of zoos and how they preserve wildlife, this charming animal habitat also features a sea turtle healing center to help the endangered species not just survive in difficult times but to thrive and hopefully be removed from the endangered rosters.

Sip and Savor

Relaxation is key to a successful Cocoa Beach getaway and if your moments of relaxation are accompanied by tropical beverages, all the better. Rikki Tiki Tavern, located on a pier at 401 Meade Avenue, offers an exciting way to sip a cool drink as you savor the sun setting over the sea. Winter temps in the 70s allow for outdoor seating on its patio and a full menu of seafood-centric and land lubbers meals will encourage leisurely meals and repeat visits. Be sure to take a selfie under the colorful Cocoa Beach pier sign while you are here, but remember, you don’t have to go far to enjoy your sipping and savoring experiences. All our Stay in Cocoa Beach escapes provide balconies, patios, and decks that invite you to do the same thing you would do at Rikki Tiki Tavern while staying at home in your comfiest clothes! (minus the selfie at the Cocoa Beach pier sign, of course)

Kennedy Space Center

Cocoa Beach lies in the heart of the Space Coast and if you have the time, a visit to Kennedy Space Center is destined to bring you magical memories. Explore Rocket Gardens where full-sized rockets from previous launches are planted, visit the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, and walk in the footsteps of all the heroes who have dedicated their lives to the exploration of the final frontier. This adventure is a family-friendly one guaranteed to create memories that your tiniest travelers will remember their entire lives and may even become a new family tradition as you return in 2025, 2026, and every year after, just to explore all the Kennedy Space Center offers.

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2024 is looking brighter with each new plan you make, starting with choosing Stay in Cocoa Beach for your first vacation in Cocoa Beach of the new year!

Time speeds by whether we want it to or not, and right on schedule, the end of the year has arrived, and it is time to start looking forward to what the new year has in store for us. Could there be a promotion in your future, a new member of your family joining in, or could travel to places that stay warm in the darkest depths of winter be what makes 2024 great for you? We at Stay In Cocoa Beach believe the best way to manifest what you dream about is to spend New Year’s Eve doing it, and as such, we have created this guide to ringing in the new year in our tropical paradise!

Take a Moment to Breathe

There are a lot of parties and celebrations taking place on New Year’s Eve in the Cocoa Beach area and whether you are planning on attending them all or simply want to stay home in your holiday hideaway watching the ball drop over Times Square, the best way to start this last day of the year is by starting out early and making the day last as long as possible. Rise with the sun for an early morning walk on white sand beaches, watching the world come alive around you. Take these quiet moments to breathe, to contemplate the year ahead, and perhaps, to even start your list of resolutions, and then, once the sun has completed its morning journey, head back to your comfortable bed and grab at least a couple more hours of sleep. Today is going to be a long one and you can never be too rested!

Hoppin’ Johnnie for Good Luck

The final day of 2023 should be spent doing the things that feel good for your soul and although normally kitchen chores would not be a part of that, for many travelers, preparing a meal that should bring luck to the new year is a tradition they wouldn’t skip. Fortunately our fully equipped kitchens are cheerful spaces filled with light, cheer, and modern appliances that will make your annual preparation of Hoppin’ Johnnie a breeze to complete. Stop by the Publix to pick up the ingredients you need (black eyed peas, rice, and pork) and spend a happy hour or so working towards a future filled with luck and prosperity.

Toes in the Sand, Sun in Your Eyes

After the lucky meal has been prepared and tucked away in the refrigerator, waiting to be enjoyed on the first day of 2024, it is time for a little more toes in the sand time. The weather in Cocoa Beach in December encourages beach going, rarely dropping below 70 degrees, and as the ocean waves crash against sandy shores, the fine white granules of sand gather between your toes, and the sun shines down brightly overhead, you may find another nap is in store, this one refilling the coffers of your soul with peace, serenity, and joy.

Let the Parties Begin

Cocoa Beach on New Year’s Eve can be a crazy place to play and we are just going to list a few places below, to give you an idea of the fun you can have on this very last night of 2023.

New Year’s Eve in Cocoa Beach with Stay In Cocoa Beach

Not everyone wants to fight traffic and worry about designated drivers and if you choose to stay in on this beautiful night, you can expect to have the best night of the year! Dine on Hoppin’ John or just pick up a bunch of appetizers from Publix and savor the flavors of a bunch of different tastes. Watch the ball drop over Times Square on state-of-the-art televisions from the comfy coziness of our plush sofas. And raise a toast to 2024, sharing the moment with your favorite traveling companions. Reserve your favorite Stay In Cocoa Beach holiday haven today!

The magic of Christmas is not dependent upon blankets of snow and colorful mittens, especially as winters tend to feel as if they go on and on and on. Perhaps your idea of the perfect holiday involves sunny skies, palm trees swaying in sea breezes, and afternoons spent on beautiful beaches while your nights are filled with the happiest of holiday dreams. The latter isn’t just a dream that helps you get through the coldest days of winter; it can be a Christmas reality when you choose to visit Cocoa Beach and our beautiful Stay In Cocoa Beach holiday hideaways for your Noel celebrations. This guide to the top reasons to spend Christmas in Cocoa Beach, Florida will help you see that dreams really do come true in paradise!

Galmont Ballet’s The Nutcracker, December 15-17 at the Historic Cocoa Beach Playhouse

Holiday traditions are important, and if seeing The Nutcracker live is one of your traditions, and you are planning on arriving in Cocoa Beach a little earlier in the month, planning a night out at our historic Cocoa Beach Playhouse will let you keep this very important tradition. Offering four nights of fun and magic, the Galmont Ballet’s rendition of this holiday favorite will bring you to tears and as you and your family watch young Clara dance her heart out, your Christmas spirit will be renewed.

Eternal Summer

With temperatures hovering in the 70s and the turquoise waters matching the air temps, you too can enjoy a Merry “Beachmas” with all the trimmings—and by trimmings we mean golden sands, turquoise waters, and fire in the sky every evening at sunset. Swimming, snorkeling, or simply laying back on your beach towel, your new earbuds that were under the tree just that morning, playing your favorite tunes. Leave the snow shoveling to your family and friends back home and shovel sunshine in Florida, knowing the only salt you will come across is the salt on the rim of your margarita glass.

Christmas Shopping Is Just Better in Cocoa Beach

You have options. You can lug wrapped presents with you cross country, hoping that TSA doesn’t think your gifts look suspicious, or you can spend the days leading up to the holiday shopping in local stores. We think the answer to that dilemma is quite clear, and when you shop till you drop in Cocoa Beach you will always find the gifts that will make recipients cheer, especially when you choose the shops we have listed below.

• Banana River Square, 2005 N Atlantic Ave – Offering an assortment of shops and restaurants in historic storefronts. You’ll find something for everyone to enjoy in these small businesses.
• Cocoa Beach Harley Davidson, 3670 N Atlantic Avenue – The Biker in your life will be thrilled to receive a Cocoa Beach tee shirt (or poker chips, hats, even watches and earrings) from the Harley Davidson Store.
• The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave – Visit some of the classic stores like Bath & Body Works, Kohls, and Lululemon to get the crowd-pleasing shopping experience. Then try some lesser-known stores such as Talbots, Thrive Local, and Belk.
• The Florida Key Lime Pie Company, 102 Dixie Lane – Ok, this last store is more of a gift for everyone, offering the best tasting pies in the state. In our humble opinion, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas in Cocoa Beach, Florida without this delicacy ending the meal.

A Visit with Santa

Of course, we all know that for our kids, it’s a visit to Santa that helps keep the magic of the holiday alive, and while you are doing some more holiday shopping at the Merritt Square Mall, why not set aside some time for a visit with the jolly old elf himself? Appearing at the mall every day from November 30th through Christmas Eve, the bearded wonder can get a little busy so reservations are recommended and can be made here. Offering a guaranteed spot on Santa’s lap, those who make reservations can also expect a phone call from the North Pole and enjoy free access to My Photo (where your special pic will be uploaded to) the entire season.

Home for the Holidays with Stay In Cocoa Beach

The spirit of Christmas is in all of us and can be strengthened by the traditions you keep, many of which will take place without leaving the comfort of our Stay In Cocoa Beach holiday hideaways. Binge-watch all the new Hallmark Christmas movies on televisions offering pictures so clear, you may feel like you are a part of the story playing out on the screen. Sip eggnog on the balconies of your beachfront escape, watching the sun sink into the sea as your children practically vibrate with excitement in anticipation of the late-night visitor you will welcome after all have gone to sleep on Christmas Eve. And dream happy dreams in cozy bedrooms, anchored by soft beds topped with even softer linens. Every Christmas dream can come true when you choose Stay In Cocoa Beach. Reserve your favorite property with us today!

Florida is among the leading travel destinations on the East Coast for a reason. From its vast beauty to massive beaches that await, you are in for a unique holiday experience. At the heart of your sea experience in Florida is the iconic Cocoa Beach. It is a standout beach that oozes class and elegance. It is the best place to be to get in touch with Florida’s rich history. Planning a trip to Cocoa Beach for the upcoming holidays? Here are the best places for photographs in Cocoa Beach. 

Most Photographable Places in Cocoa Beach

The Cocoa Beach Pier is an iconic feature stretching more than 800 feet over the Atlantic. It has a history of being a cultural and entertainment masterpiece for the larger Florida. In short, it is 800 feet of pure entertainment. Within the pier are multiple gift shops to reward yourself. Also, it offers the perfect setting for you to pop up that vital question deep in the sea but away from water. Depending on the dates of your vacation, you may be lucky to witness a rocket launch from the nearby station. 

Lori Wilson Park

Topping the list of the best places to visit in Cocoa Beach is Lori Wilson Park. It is a one-stop locale for everything. From its beach access to the dunes and pavilions, it is the place to be for a worthy vacation at the coast. Within the park is a boardwalk that gives you a better view of the area. It is also a good place for you to try your luck in angling. The woods in the park together with the dunes create the perfect combination for your hiking needs. You may as well bring your furry friends to be part of your coastal experience. 

The Indian River

The Indian River is a beautiful river in Florida, whether you’re paddleboarding or kayaking on it to get some exercise in, trying to catch a fish, or enjoying the waterfront dining options along it you are certain to have fun and if you take a few photos during the fun it’s almost a guarantee they will turn out great. Another popular activity on this river is the Eco Tours. Depending on the time of year the types of tours available may vary but all will get you up close and personal to the unique wildlife in the area. If you’re here between June and October make sure you try a bioluminescent tour. Not only will this be a unique experience but you will have some of the most unique photos from it! 

Cocoa Beach Skate Park

Your adventure in Florida is not limited to the beach environment alone. Skating is one of the recommended escape routes to keep you busy while vacationing in the area. Over the past few years, skating has been gaining traction as a sport, especially among the youth. Cocoa Beach has taken things a notch higher by building a fully functional skate park. This facility is free to the public and visitors are expected to treat each other with decorum. All skill levels are accepted here. Also, it is a family-friendly setting with no alcohol allowed. Doing all these with the sea in the backdrop shows why you need Cocoa Beach for your next vacation. 

The Beach

The highlight of your vacation in this area is the beach itself. It is here where all the fun occurs. If you are the kind that dislikes congested places, then Cocoa Beach is for you. While other beaches on the East Coast must deal with the towering buildings menace, Cocoa Beach has none of that. Also, roads here are less congested, and that reduces the time spent commuting from one end of the town to the next. 

If you have been to a beach destination before, then you have an idea of what to expect here. After spending the previous days studying the region’s rich history, the time is right for your sea adventures. With the region’s surging heat, a dip in the cooler waters of the sea is imminent. It is a good place for you to swim and explore other activities. If you admire water activities that trigger your nerves, this beach has a lot of that to offer. You may as well dive into the deeper sections of the sea to explore the creatures that live there. Dolphin tours are also a crucial part of your adventure in Cocoa Beach. Take pictures with nesting sea turtles as part of your adventure in the area. 

Where to Stay in Cocoa Beach

The Cocoa Beach experience doesn’t end out there in the sea. The specific holiday homes you settle for are a crucial part of the experience. Whether you want properties closer to the seashore or further away on the mainland, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Ours is to ensure you get that dream holiday home. Within our portfolio are multiple property entries with amazing features and descriptions. From our modern kitchen designs to the beach access, these luxurious holiday homes are the real deal. Contact us today for booking.  

As the pages of the calendar flip by at a stunning speed, our favorite season of all is about to make its first glorious appearance. Fall, a season of fiery colors and crisp cold mornings does not present itself in Cocoa Beach as it does in colder climates but if your fall journey has you heading this way, you will soon discover why we love it so much. The days are still warm enough to enjoy a day at the beach and the nights are pleasantly cool, encouraging visitors to extend the moments spent on the balconies and patios of our Stay in Cocoa Beach seasonal sanctuaries. Watching the sun set over the sea, lighting up the sky with a kaleidoscope of colors is an experience you will never forget (We have been known to stop in our tracks and applaud the beauty of a Florida sunset) and as you relax a little longer, sip a little more, savoring the simple beauty of a fall night in Cocoa Beach, you may discover that this is the only way you want to spend every fall vacation! This guide to why fall is the perfect time to vacation in Cocoa Beach.  

Why The Fall is the Perfect Time to Vacation in Cocoa Beach

White sand beaches and turquoise waters are what draw visitors from all over the world and although the change of season provides no exception to this rule, the crowds tend to lessen as people return to real life. Summer vacations end, schools start again, and for most of the world, people fall back into their regular routines, which means when you travel to Cocoa Beach, you won’t have to fight the crowds. Stake your claim on a section of the sandy shores and spend a day frolicking in the surf, building sandcastles with your tiniest travelers, or simply walking along the water’s edge, letting the salt air and sea breezes soothe your soul. With temperatures that range from the mid-70s to the mid-80s, your beach days will be idyllic ones! 

Learn a New Sport

Cocoa Beach is known as the Surfing Capital of the East Coast and fall is actually one of the best seasons to dip your toes into the surfing scene! Book a lesson or two with Cocoa Beach Surf School (321-410-7243) and learn how to hang ten with the best of them or simply enjoy watching others from your perch on Cocoa Beach Pier. Our Chateau by the Sea condos recently had a camera installed in partnership with Surfline, allowing guests to watch live footage of the surf and the beach that will be the highlight of your stay. 

Walk on the Wild Side

Cocoa Beach offers more than just beaches and sunsets, we are also home to a diverse population of wildlife, and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, located at 1987 Scrub Jay Way #32782 in nearby Titusville offers our favorite way of enjoying a beautiful fall day. Offering over 140,000 acres that serve as home to migratory birds, dolphins, alligators, manatees, and 1500-plus plant species and animals, the walking trails and roads that lead through the refuge will bring natural adventures you will wish never had to end.  

Water Adventures

The beautiful weather we experience in the fall will encourage you to get outside and play as often as possible as you explore the Banana River aboard Kayaks or paddleboards that can be rented at most outdoor stores, including Cocoa Kayaking, 5000 Tom Warriner Boulevard, the beauty of nature will be yours. Be sure to take plenty of photo breaks and return home with a huge array of frame-worthy pics that will help keep your memories of this fall vacation alive! Fishing is another traditional fall activity, especially in the late fall when the Kingfish, sailfish, and Wahoo are biting! Bring home a trophy fish or make your catch of the day the meal du jour when you charter a deep-sea fishing expedition; Fin & Fly Fishing Charters are just one of many charter companies available in Cocoa Beach. 

The Space Race was Won Here

Kennedy Space Center is located on Merritt Island and is definitely a fall adventure you will kick yourself for missing if you don’t schedule a visit on your itinerary, but even if you don’t go to the Space Center, you may have the opportunity to witness a launch right from the balcony of your Stay in Cocoa Beach space race sanctuary! The ideal weather conditions of the season make this time of year the best time to explore the universe and you will have a ringside seat to the show! 

Epicurean Adventures and Shopping Expeditions

Every dinner will be your favorite as you indulge in epicurean adventures of all nationalities but be sure to experience the fresh sweet taste of local seafood found at Pier 62 Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar enjoying a meal you will never forget. Shopping at cozy boutiques (there are no wrong choices in this venture!) will help you bring home mementos of your fall getaway to Cocoa Beach, again, keeping the memories alive just as the pictures you take! 

Come Home to Stay in Cocoa Beach

Coming home to the luxuries, comforts, and beauty of our Stay in Cocoa Beach seasonal sanctuary will be the highlight of days filled with beautiful adventures and exciting experiences! Contact us to reserve your favorite today! Be sure to ask about Indian Harbour ocean view rentals as well!

Cocoa Beach is one of Florida’s most renowned vacation spots, thanks to a robust list of attractions. The city is home to numerous local businesses offering an expansive variety of products and services for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Here are a few domestic businesses worth supporting on your next Cocoa Beach vacation.

Florida’s Fresh Grill

Florida’s Fresh Grill is one of the city’s most beloved restaurants serving tasty delights that locals and visitors love. The appetizer list includes fresh ceviche, coastal crab cakes, and Florida-style fresh calamari. If you prefer greens, explore delicious options such as garden-fresh house salad, New England clam chowder, and baby kale Caesar salad. Dive into their seafood selection and pick from Florida Grouper, Golden Corvina, Chilean Sea Bass, or Canadian Lobster Tails. Seafood toppings include lemon butter, jalapeño bacon cream sauce, mango salsa, island teriyaki glaze, and lemon caper butter. If you love your meat, enjoy prime cuts of certified Angus beef, including ribeye, filet mignon, top sirloin, and surf & turf, which pairs a sirloin steak with a Canadian lobster tail. Their off-the-grill favorites include Shelly’s Chicken, Pasta Alfredo, and Lobsta Truffle Mac & Cheese. For dessert, enjoy flourless chocolate torte, fresh key lime pie, and crème brulée. Florida’s Fresh Grill lies on 2039 North Atlantic Avenue, with doors opening at 4:30 pm and closing at 9:30 pm.

Florida Surf Museum

Florida Surf Museum dates back to 1999 and began as the brainchild of founder Sean O’Hare. His concept of a surf museum rapidly picked up steam as more locals volunteered and donated cash. Today, the Florida Surf Museum is the ultimate go-to for surfing enthusiasts interested in learning more about the state’s rich surfing culture. The museum runs several well-curated exhibits offering tons of information via pictures, vintage surfboards, and surfing memorabilia. The Kahuna’s section highlights local surf legends and their contributions to the sport and community. Florida Surf Museum is an ideal spot for people of all ages, and the staff has tons of knowledge on the region and the sport. You’ll find the museum at 4275 North Atlantic Avenue, with business hours being from 9 am to 5 pm daily.

Foxtail Coffee

When you need a morning pick-me-up during your vacation and are looking for a place to get some coffee, instead of stopping at Starbucks or another big coffee business, try out one of the local shops such as Foxtail Coffee! Open daily from 7 am to 8 pm you can get your coffee fix anytime you need. They also have local beers on tap as well as Kelly’s Ice Cream so even if coffee isn’t your thing, Foxtail Coffee has something you’ll enjoy. And being located just blocks from the beach you can’t beat this location!

Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures

If you like adventure, Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures has adventures for all ages, strengths, and adventure levels. The aerial park will suspend participants in the air on 45 ft poles. There, participants will navigate 49 different challenges in these beautiful oak trees. There are 7 different trails with 3 different difficulty levels. Challenge your physical and mental strength as you work through these trails high in the air with beautiful views. This local business will be fun for the whole family so head here with the little ones in tow during your next trip.

Crackers Island Grille

Crackers Island Grille offers affordable American food as well as seafood in a quaint, small-business environment. Head here between 11 am and 7 pm to try their amazing seafood including fresh steamed mussels, southern seafood boil, or Key Largo coconut shrimp. If seafood isn’t your cup of tea, try the Crackers island burger, the Philly steak, or the smothered mother chicken. This restaurant is also pet-friendly so if you brought your furry friend with you on this trip, you won’t have to leave them behind for this outing. A trip to this local restaurant will certainly be worth skipping out on a bigger-name restaurant you might also have at home.

Drift House

A visit to Cocoa Beach wouldn’t be complete without grabbing an item or two. Drift House is one of Cocoa Beach’s most popular retail stores delivering unique apparel, including men’s and women’s attire and footwear. The store’s founders, Jesse Hunter & Cheyne Dean, set out to create a store that would deliver an all-rounded experience for shoppers, regardless of their tastes. The store’s clothing section offers numerous options, including tops, bottoms, swimwear, activewear, jewelry, eyewear, and accessories you can grab for yourself or a loved one. The skate section offers trucks, decks, hardware, wheels, completes, and protective gear for skating enthusiasts. Drift House features more than 50 brands, making it one of the city’s most-loved shopping destinations. The store lies on 350 North Orlando Avenue and opens from 11 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.

Book Your Cocoa Beach Vacation Rental

Cocoa Beach is a Floridian beauty that promises epic vacation thrills. From beautiful beaches to world-class restaurants and scenic views, this city knows how to deliver. As you plan your South Coast getaway, Stay In Cocoa Beach is the go-to for all your accommodation needs. We offer hundreds of affordable, exquisite vacation rentals in Cocoa Beach including our Space Coast beachfront vacation homes with all the necessary amenities for an epic getaway experience. Contact us today to book your preferred rental and enjoy a cozy living space as you partake of the beauty and thrill of Cocoa Beach.

Cocoa Beach is a paradise where the sun always shines, and the ocean breeze is ever-refreshing. And as the temperature rises, there’s nothing quite like indulging in a cool, stimulating treat. Thankfully, this haven has it all. From creamy ice cream to reviving frozen yogurt, there are plenty of options to please your sweet tooth. But with so many choices, knowing which place to go to can be tricky. And that’s where we come in. Here are our top picks for the best-frozen treats this endless summer in Cocoa Beach.

Cool Off With Ice Cream at the Fat Donkey Ice Cream and Fine Desserts

The Fat Donkey is a must-visit ice cream shop in Cocoa Beach. As you walk through the door, you’re greeted with the aroma of freshly baked waffle cones and the sight of colorful toppings. Pick some classic favorites, such as the savory soft-serve ice cream. You can also try out some unique offerings, like the baked dessert jars, which come in different tastes. Regardless of your choice, each bite bursts with outstanding and delicious flavor mixtures that will delight your taste buds. The best part? You’ll find gluten-free deserts such as the Zonkeys at this inviting spot. So if you’re trying to avoid gluten, heading to this spot is a great idea.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Ice Cream Hut

The glorious Ice Cream Hut is another spot to check out when cravings come calling. Here, you are welcomed by the sweet aroma of freshly made waffle cones. The menu boasts an incredible selection of ice cream flavors, from classic vanilla and strawberry to special creations like lime, pistachio, and butter pecan. But there is more to what this establishment has to offer. You’ll also find a variety of drinks, such as Dunkin coffee, Cake on Diet Coke, and root beer, among others, that you can sample. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try one of their tasty extreme seasonal milkshakes. With so many options to pick from, you’re sure to find something that will make your tummy happy.

Experience the Refreshing Oasis Shaved Ice

Oasis Shaved Ice is another terrific place to consider when looking for a place to chill and enjoy a bite. Its cool and refreshing flavors offer an exceptional experience you’ll remember for days to come. From the instant you take your first bite, you’ll be ferried to a tropical oasis where the sun radiates, and the calming waves crash on the shore. So what sets Oasis Shaved Ice apart? Well, it is the quality of its ingredients. Each shaved ice is made with the freshest fruits and juices, giving it a natural and authentic taste. Plus, cakes are ideal for any event. And here, you’ll find ice cakes in flavors of your choice. Therefore, whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or tangy, this zone has something that will satisfy your taste buds.

Indulge in Le Monthi Café and Ice Cream

After a day of exploring, what better way to cool down than with your favorite delicacy? The good news is that the tempting Le Monthi Café and Ice Cream offers a wide variety of sweet goodies that are sure to satisfy any craving. From classic ice cream flavors like chocolate and vanilla to unique options like milkshakes and smoothies, there is something for everyone. And in addition to its ice cream, this family-owned café also serves a variety of baked goods such as cheesecakes, cupcakes, and cookies. These delicacies are made fresh daily and perfect for a scoop of ice cream or a cup of coffee. So regardless of what you crave, you’ll leave this site smiling.

Stay Cool This Summer

Cocoa Beach is the perfect summer destination for those seeking sun, sand, and fun activities. From its beautiful beaches to its top-notch frozen treat places, there’s something for everyone here. And by staying in our holiday homes, you can be sure to have a good break. So why wait? Visit our website or contact us today to make your reservations. We are confident that you will have an unforgettable experience when you choose us for your next vacation.

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A getaway to Cocoa Beach is a chance for travelers to savor the best of the surf, sand, and sun all year long. However, those adventurers heading here over Easter will find the seasonal celebrations and options for fun are in full swing! The following are a few of the many options to cushion your itinerary in holiday style when your Easter travel plans bring you to sunny Cocoa Beach in 2023 and you can’t wait to make the most of every moment.

Enjoy the Cocoa Beach Air Show

A trip to Cocoa Beach over the Easter holiday is a chance to include sky-high fun on your itinerary when you book tickets for the Cocoa Beach Air Show. Every year, this air show soars over Cocoa Beach and is highly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. In 2023 it will be hosted on April 15th and 16th with options for guests to book three different types of seating options to enjoy the view. Drop Zone tickets starting at $29 include show narration and music as well as easy access to concessions and facilities. Sand Box tickets begin at $42.25 per person and provide spectators with a private viewing area in the sand to savor the sights above as well as reserved parking options near the event. For $179 a person, guests can enjoy Flight Line Club VIP which includes catered lunch, tents, and tables, as well as a beverage bar and private beach viewing. This year, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will take to the sky at the Cocoa Beach Air Show while an A-10 Thunderbolt II demo is also on the lineup. The Remax Skydiving Team will be participating in the show in 2023 as well as an Air Force heritage flight, 920th Rescue Wing Czar demo, a C-17 Globemaster III demo, and aerial maneuvers by John Black.

Savor Cocoa Beach Easter Brunch at The Brevard Zoo

Wildlife and Easter fun collide this year when you book tickets to the annual Brevard Zoo Easter Brunch event. It will be held on April 8th between 10:00 am and 12:15 pm at the zoo’s Nyami Nyami Lodge. A ticket includes brunch as well as a beer, wine, or mimosa for adults. The menu hosts everything from a waffle station and breakfast pastries to Greek yogurt parfaits, breakfast potatoes, bacon and sausage, and more! In addition to brunch, there will be lawn games and photo opportunities for guests to enjoy. Admission to the zoo isn’t included in the cost of brunch but those who dine can enjoy 15% off entry on this day.

Check Out Easter in the Park

If you’re in town with the family in tow this Cocoa Beach Easter and you’re looking for a place where everyone can enjoy celebrating the holiday in style, head to Easter in the Park on April 9th. This annual event enjoys its 8th year in 2023 and will once again be hosted at Cocoa Riverfront Park at 401 Riveredge Boulevard in Cocoa Village. Music, fantastic food, entertainment, and plenty of family-friendly activities will be on-site to enjoy so come and spend a day having fun your way! It all kicks off at 2:00 pm and lasts until 9:00 pm.

Participate in a Family Easter Fest and Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 1, 2023, the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach will be hosting a Family Easter Fest and Egg Hunt that’s open to the public and fun for all ages. The event will be held from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm at 3300 N. Atlantic Avenue and will include food, goodies, games, raffles, a bounce house for little ones and beyond! Entrance is free for the first 100 children to sign up for the egg hunt; afterward, egg coloring will be a part of the activities available.

Be a Dog Surfing Spectator for a Great Cause This Easter

If you’re traveling to Cocoa Beach with a canine companion this Easter or you simply have a heart for pets, be sure to attend the 11th annual East Coast Dog Surfing Festival presented by Ron Jon Surf Shop and the Brevard Humane Society. This event will be held Sunday, April 9th starting at 8:00 am at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach located at 1500 N. Atlantic Avenue. The event is free to attend but a $5 donation for participating dogs provides canines with access to the beach and proceeds go towards the Brevard Humane Society. This day of fun under the sun includes dog surfing lessons, dog Easter costume contests, a paddle out, and of course, dog surfing championships too. It’s a one-of-a-kind Easter event you simply won’t want to miss!

Book Your Cocoa Beach Adventure Today

Make more of your Cocoa Beach Easter adventure when you book accommodations through Stay in Cocoa Beach. Reach out today to learn about our property options in the area over Easter and how we can help you start planning your trip.

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The year-round sun and warm temperatures of Florida’s coastal towns make them an ideal destination for your getaway, no matter what time of year you come, and each hosts its share of spring festivals and events, too. There are several coastal towns to choose from, but surf buffs and space buffs will want to set their sights on Cocoa Beach on Florida’s “Space Coast.” It’s the perfect mix of sand, sun, water, and fun that’s close to Cape Canaveral and even Orlando. Make sure you mix in some year-round activities, too, like beach bumming, or checking the Ron Jon Surf Shop. Check out the top spring events in Cocoa Beach below!

Don’t Miss Out On Thunder on Cocoa Beach!

The race returns for its 11th year on the Florida Space Coast! Enjoy four days and nights of parties, concerts, and of course the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix. The family-friendly event gives you a chance to watch the top race teams from around the world compete. There are several classes for competition, with the premier class reaching speeds of over 175 miles per hour! This year’s event takes place May 18-21 and more information including tickets and a schedule is available on the event website.

Spring Training

For those who view baseball as more than America’s favorite pastime, Florida is the place to be each spring. Many of its towns host MLB teams for annual spring training, including Cocoa Beach. Starting at the end of February and through the end of March, the Washington Nationals take over their spring training site of The Ballpark of the Palms Beaches to warm up for the season to come.

Beach’N Boards Fest

Since 2013, the fest has been a part of Spring Break. Watch competitors catch waves at Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach. Enjoy food from favorite food trucks like Kona Ice, along with many other local restaurants. When you’re not watching the surfers, there’s beach volleyball, a 5K run/walk, yoga, and more. There’s still time to register to be part of your favorite event, including the SUP & kayak fishing tournament, paddle races, foil surf race, and others. Sign up and get more information about the entire festival at the event website. This year’s event is March 8-12.

Melbourne Art Festival

Head to Wickham Park in nearby Melbourne. The award-winning festival, now in its 38th year, draws tens of thousands of art and music lovers throughout Central Florida, as well as visitors from further afield. The family-friendly event promotes and encourages all artistic endeavors, education, and appreciation of the arts. Visit over 200 booths, and enjoy live music, food, drinks, and special activities for the kids. The festival is free: free admission, parking, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Stop by April 22-23 starting at 9 a.m. each day.

Downtown Melbourne Botanical Festival

See just what can be done with your favorite plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs. The festival attracts visitors from all over and is family-friendly. See lavish landscape designs, garden sculptures, and garden-themed art, and indulge in delicious food and drink. The event takes place at the 1900 Building on March 4. Hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cocoa Beach Air Show

There’s no more fitting place to hold an air show than a region called The Space Coast. The Cocoa Beach Air Show is flying back to the Space Coast for another year of high-flying thrills! Flights take place in the air over Lori Wilson Park April 15-16 and feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. More information, including tickets, pricing, and the full line up will be available on the event website as it is released.

Fun Events in Cocoa Beach this Spring

Cocoa Beach has plenty of things to celebrate this spring. Start planning your eventful stay when you book a vacation rental with Stay In Cocoa Beach. From a cozy two-bedroom all the way up to a spacious five-bedroom for a larger family or group looking for plenty of Cocoa Beach and Space Coast event fun. Our kitchens come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a delicious home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie, or retreat to a private bedroom for some rest and relaxation at the end of the day. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

Call us today to start planning your Cocoa Beach adventure!

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